Stupid, stupid me. I used to have my website all built up and running. I forgot about it and let it the hosting lapse, now I have to rebuild it again. I'm not that great at creating websites, so I've been making mistakes and having to start over again. Well, it's my own fault and I have no one to blame but myself, so I guess I'll just have to deal with it.
Monday, November 17, 2008
Websites are important for authors to have, in my opinion. They provide information to your readers and let them know when new books are coming out. Once you build a readership, this information can be good for promotion. As writers, we are always looking for new ways to get our name out there. We want more people to know about our books and we hope that they will want to read them. After all, this is how we make our living, or hope someday to do.
As I said, I'm not good with creating sites on my own. So, I've been using the Wordpress blog to create my site. The downside to this is that I have to use whatever themes I can find to make my site. There are tons of themes out to choose from, but most of them are not what I'm looking for. If you've ever created a myspace page, you understand what I'm talking about. There can be thousands of themes, but nothing that really catches your eye. Everyone is different, so it makes sense that not everyone will like the same thing.
One of these days, I'm going to learn html so I can design my site the way I like it, but for now, I have to rely on others to create a theme I like. I've found one that I'm using for now. Unfortunately, the author of the theme was french and some of the html (what I can understand of it, anyway) is filled with the language. That makes it even harder to understand. But, it will do for now.
Do you think authors should have a website? Do you have one? What tools did you use to create it? Are you html illiterate like me? I'd love to hear what you think. Please leave a comment and let me know.